The number of unemployed persons in Switzerland increased to 149118 in October of 2020 from 148560 in September of 2020. source: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Unemployed Persons in Switzerland averaged 59003.32 from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 206291 in February of 1997 and a record low of 26 in July of 1970. This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Switzerland Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in Switzerland is expected to be 110748.54 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Switzerland to stand at 110419.35 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 110495.81 in 2021 and 110501.47 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
149118.00 148560.00 206291.00 26.00 1950 - 2020 Monthly
Volume, NSA

Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.20 5.70 1.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5067.00 5005.00 5129.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 149118.00 148560.00 206291.00 26.00 [+]
Productivity 94.78 99.96 104.72 77.83 points [+]
Job Vacancies 30955.00 30563.00 37712.00 6062.00 [+]
Wages 6304.00 6248.00 6304.00 5082.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.90 112.40 113.20 100.00 points [+]
Population 8.54 8.48 8.54 5.30 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 64.00 64.00 64.00 63.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Job Offers 67129.00 61101.00 83600.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.10 68.10 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.40 2.00 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.60 5.70 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 5138.00 5095.00 5159.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1719.20 1721.40 1740.50 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 0.90 0.50 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Employment Change -2.40 0.40 1.30 -2.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 79.70 79.10 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2784.30 2746.40 2841.10 2628.90 Thousand [+]


Switzerland Unemployed Persons
In Switzerland, the definition for an unemployed person is: Persons (16-65 years) who were available for work (except for temporary illness) but did not work during the survey week, and who made specific efforts to find a job within the previous 4 weeks by going to an employment agency, by applying directly to an employer, by answering a job ad, or being on a union or professional register.